Beijing Marks Earth Hour, Turning Off Lights for 60 Minutes - Video

© AP Photo / Andy WongVisitors tour the Forbidden City decorated with red lanterns and illuminated with lights during the Lantern Festival in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.
Visitors tour the Forbidden City decorated with red lanterns and illuminated with lights during the Lantern Festival in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.  - Sputnik International
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During the event, organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), almost 180 countries will turn off non-essential lights for an hour to urge people not to waste energy and protect the environment.

Beijing's Yintai Centre turns off its non-essential lights on Saturday, marking Earth Hour. The event is set to show that even in these dire times the country is still fighting against climate change and trying to solve environmental issues.

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